Laura Mercier • Moisture Supreme Foundation • Foundations
|Would buy this product again.||43%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
You have you apply a good moisturizer before applying this foundation, otherwise you may notice uneven coverage. This isn't a problem for me because I always moisturizer before applying makeup. The coverage is perfect for me, and makes my skin look fresh (not too matte and not too glowy). Also, a little goes a long way, and I love that this uses a pump to dispense the product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Other Eyes: Brown
This is my first time to give a comment for a certain product i used here in makeupalley. To start, i have a dry and flaky face... And been hunting for a good foundation that can hide the dryness - but i dont know, i just feel that the coverage of this foundation is ugly, although i will continue to use it and hoping that eventually i will fall in love with this product. But for those who are planning of buying one i would suggest try it 2x before buying :-)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really dislike this foundation. I had heard amazing things about laura mercier and her foundations and concealers, so iam super disappointed. I thought that if i splurged a little bit to get this foundation that it would be worth it. I have combination skin, but since its getting warmer my skin is getting oiler. The foundation felt heavy on my skin and looked really cakey. when i went to the department store i was returning the laura merciers illuminating tinted moisturizer because it didnt look right on my skin, and the coverage was too sheer for my liking. I told the lady at the counter that i wanted the creme foundation, but she gave me the moisture supreme instead. She told me that the supreme foundation would be better and that the creme foundation was too much coverage. I thought she knew what she was talking about so i let her do her thing. Then when she gave me the foundation, she matched me all wrong!! i got back home and i looked at how dark and fake it made my skin look.. i continuously have the hardest time finding foundations because all the people at the department store match me wrong... they always give me a darker shade than my skin tone!! needless to say i am majorly pissed because i spent 43 dollars on a horrible foundation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
I have been a member of this site for over a year and never wrote a review. I try so much makeup (I feel like I live at Sephora) so I thought I’d help out others by writing reviews as they help me!
I have tried soooooo many foundations, you name it I’ve tried it; Makeup Forever, Stila, Korres, Bobbi Brown, Becca, Lancome, Smashbox etc! I have combination - oily skin but found during the winter I’m more targeted to combination - dry. I tend to break out daily ugh! I tried a sample of this foundation last week and I am far from impressed! This foundation made my dry spots so noticeable!!! I know you should pick your skin but I do and this foundation totally made my dry spots stand out! I will definitely not be buying this!!! Not only does it not last long, cling to dry spot and made my t-zone totally oily … it’s $$$$. I’m going to try the silk crème foundation by Laura Mercier and see how that works! I will admit however the colour matched really good ... i am about a NC15-NC20 and porcelain ivory matched good but quality sucks.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am always surprised when I read all of the bad reviews about this product, just goes to show you that nothing is the same for everyone. This is my everyday foundation, it is so easy to apply and the finish looks amazing on my skin. I would say it is more towards matte, but my skin does always have a really nice glow. I apply with my Sephora Pro Flawless Airbrush #56 and usually use the Laura Mercier primer first and use a setting powder after. It lasts at least 6 hours while still looking great. Coverage is buildable, but a little goes a looooong way!! I use the sunny beige during the winter and vanilla beige during the winter.
UPDATE: After using this product religiously for about 8-9 months it has lost most of its appeal, and has ended up far in the back of my draws... Not even in the makeup box anymore! Started to notice that the color was never as good as I thought, for some reason I could not get it to last throughout the day anymore. It would start to come off in strange patches, turning orange after a few hours. I tried switching up my routine but nothing was helping. Was starting to dry out my skin A LOT as well. Will keep it at two stars because I was really pleased for a while. Guess the honeymoon is over.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
I love this. It is medium coverage. Its smooth, moisturizing, and matte. Not too heavy and not too thin. Not dull, and not shiny. Perfect! I have in tawny beige which is a new color. I am so impressed. This makes me feel so good and hides my skin flaws without a heavy look. It stays fresh looking and professional all day this is amazing!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
It's such a shame. I heard so many good things about this brand. Originally I had intended to try out the Silk Creme Foundation but the lady at the counter suggested this instead. Which was a mistake; and lucky I got a sample rather than buying it right of (giving samples in Switzerland is rather unheard of....).
It came on cakey, was too thick, too heavy. Even though they claim it's moisturising and suitable for dry skin, it highlighted the flakey parts of the skin even more. The shading was slightly off, I'm not sure it's yellow based (is it?) as, trying on two different shades and then mixing it, it somehow appeared to make the skin look very pasty and bleached.
Definitely a disappointing product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I really love this foundation. I'd been using a few others (Chanel, D&G, MAC) and while I was happy with them, I was looking for something newer and more hydrating. I've never tried the old formulation, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I love the fluid consistency - it's very thin - and how evenly it applies. I use a damp sponge and build, depending on how much coverage I'm after. I always look dewy and uncakey. It doesn't cover imperfections that well, but it does even out skin tone and give you a subtle glow.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
First off I did not use the old version of this product, so I cannot compare the new version to the old. However, I switched over to this from a Smashbox foundation, which turned out to be horrible. I went to the LM counter and got a correct color match, have been using this for about 5 days now and I really like it. The blush ivory is a perfect match to my skin, it has real staying power, and it doesn't look like I am wearing foundation. I would say it has medium to full coverage. What is really nice is that it provides enough coverage that I don't need to use concealer, I just put on a second layer of this foundation over blotchy areas. I do use LM illuminating tinted moisturizer underneath, since I don't like primers. Actually, my skin has been looking great the last few days since using this foundation, and I usually can't use the words "my skin" and "great" in the same sentence. I did also buy the special LM foundation sponges to apply this and I have to say those sponges really are better than cheap ones.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Green
What is Laura Mercier thinking? Take a best selling brilliant product then change the formula to something that simply does not look or feel good. The moment I put it on the problems began, it separated, went on patchy, made my skin feel dry and then the colour changed and went strangely dark. What a truly awful product. I have been a customer of this brand for years and considered the old moisturizing foundation the best on the market by a mile. What was the point of changing it at all?
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I am so surprised with all the negative comments. I do understand that not every foundation is going to work for everyone.
First of all, the foundation has been reformulated. The company re-released it after making some changes. It now does not have problem separating. It still needs to be shaken very well as some separation of ingredients will occur.
Second of all, It is good for dry skin. That is not to say that if you have dry sin, it will work out perfect. You just have to try it out yourself (at your own risk). I have dry, eczema prone skin and recently had to see a dermatologist re: very very peeling dry skin. This foundation works amazing for my dry skin. Again, I am not saying that it will work out for every dry skinned individual.
Third of all, yes it did oxidize a little bit w/o making me look orange. It got just a wee bit darker. That is why I got a tiny sample and a full size bottle.I did not open the full sized bottle until I was sure it was going to work out for me.
I did not buy the color recommended by the MUA. I instead swatched all the colors except the two lightest ones to make I was going to walk out with the perfect shade.
I am MAC NC40.
Dior Nude 031
LM moisture supreme Suntan Beige (the MUA had recommended golden beige which I did not buy because golden beige had more of a pink undertone)..
Golden beige is half a shade lighter than suntan beige. For me, it boiled down to undertone (pink vs yellow).
It is best applied with a dry sponge in my opinion. I will try it out with a brush though later on.
Will I buy it again, yes I will and I have. I have two bottles of these in case if I run out of one.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this foundation! I have sensitive, dry, fair, and yellow-based skin. The product must be shaken quite a bit to mix but once mixed it is perfect. I use my MAC 187 brush to apply. The foundation can be layered but not much is needed. If too much is applied it can appear thick. Get a sample and try it. I highly recommend it.
EDIT ON MARCH 3, 2012 FOR THE NEW, NEW FORMULA:
The new formula is awful. On my dry skin the foundation separates and does not have a good consistency. Yes, I shake the bottle to mix the foundation well before applying. I am just sick I lost my last bottle of the interim formula while traveling. Bummer. Now I have to find a new foundation. Darn.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
TERRIBLE product! This product is GARBAGE! Laura Mercier's Moisturizing Foundation was my HG foundation for YEARS! The colors were perfect, it went on smooth, was buildable for the perfect coverage, and stayed on all day! This Moisture Supreme crap is ... well ... CRAP! It feels very sticky and heavy (and I have VERY dry, flaky skin) and it accentuates dry spots (isn't this supposed to be MOISTURIZING!?). The colors look okay when you first put the foundation on but it oxidizes within minutes, making you look like an OOMPA LOOMPA (last time I checked, that is not flattering ...). I've tried applying this with my fingertips, multiple brushes, dry sponge, damp sponge, everything! Nothing works. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!
For any of you who loved Laura Mercier's Moisturizing Foundation and are disappointed: try L'Oreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute! It has the same moisturizing effect, leaves your skin somewhat dewy, and applies almost identical to Laura Mercier's moisturizing foundation for a fraction of the cost.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
Why on earth change a perfectly good formula??? The previous Moisturizing foundation was a dream product. Suitable for normal to dry skins, flexible, perfect coverage (you could still see you skin underneath), and then they go and change the formula, give it a posher name, and totally mess it up in the process. I know LM pride themselves on being fragrance free, but this product smells of putty. Very unpleasant. The previous one had no smell at all. The Moisture Supremes colours have also altered significantly. If you were a Porcelain Ivory previously, in the moisturizing foundation, good luck! It's now closer to Warm Ivory or Vanilla Beige in some cases. Far too yellow. Oxidizes unevenly, and is not a reliable colour match. LM product developers, GIVE US BACK THE MOISUTRISING FOUNDATION!!!! It worked, and was far superior than any of the others out there.
Age: Unknown Skin: Other, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Other
If you're *extremely* fair and have trouble finding foundations light enough and NOT pink, give this product a fair shot. For reference, I'm an NC10 if MAC would finally incorporate this shade. That is, alabaster with the slightest hint of yellow - e.g., L'Oreal True Match in W1 is a slam-dunk match (just didn't like the finish), and NARS Sheer Foundation in Siberia gets it right shade & tone-wise for me as well.
I picked up a Sephora sample of the Laura Mercier Moisture Supreme Foundation in Porcelain Ivory ("fair yellow ivory/ for very fair skin tones"), and I'd say it's right in line with the aforementioned shades. Allow me to emphasize happily here that there is NO pink. As far as finish goes, I didn't find it heavy or thick at all, but actually a bit runny - in a good way. Sheerer than MAC Studio Fix Fluid, for sure. Just make sure to use a thin, matte-finish sunscreen underneath this one to keep it looking natural - anything heavier/stickier will have the foundation looking more obvious.
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Squalane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Boron Nitride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Lanolate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Isostearate, 1,2-Hexandediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-26-PPG-30 Phosphate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oleth-25, Ceteth-25, Linoleic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Cellulose Gum, Linolenic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Sodium PCA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Triethanolamine, Polyquaternium-51, Trehalose, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tripeptide-3, Hexapeptide-3. May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
In the UK LM is running a sample campaign so I did not waste £33.00 on this foundation. If you do have dry skin look elsewhere. I tried the sample for a few days and really, is it for dry skins???? It looks very heavy (medium coverage), it oxidises, the colours are off and clearly it is not aimed to dry skins. I am sooooo pleased I did not purchase this product. I mmmuuucccchhh prefer GA LSF, which interestingly enough is oil free and delivers soooo much better than this!!! If you have dry skin just keep on looking, this is not moisturising and it has far too much coverage.